Crocheted Creatures

As the weather warms and we venture outside more, the desire to sit under heavy sweaters and blankets passes and at the end of a day of gardening or spending time outside or renovating your bathroom (true story), sitting on the deck with a cold drink and a crochet hook to make some little stuffed creatures is just the sort of craft to keep your fingers busy in the evening. Amigurumi is a Japanese word for small stuffed, crocheted creatures. In its most limited meaning of the word, they are anthropomorphic and crocheted: think little cupcakes with faces. But in the more broad sense, it applies to knit and crocheted creatures, including dolls and stuffed animals. And I’ve had forest creatures on my mind today as I was sharing a story how we dealt with bears at camp with my youngest son this morning. So I’ve collected a bunch of adorable crocheted creature patterns for you to choose from to keep yourself busy this spring.

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So naturally, since it was bears that inspired this pattern round up, the first amigurumi creature I have for you is this 3-in-1 Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern. The 3-in-1 part means that there are also 2 other options included in this pattern: options to change the pattern in order to make a bunny and a cat. So cute! And this fuzzy plush yarn works up quickly and makes a super soft and cuddly toy any child will love! (Also: yellow bear! So cute!)

While bears are an obvious choice for a handmade stuffed toy, why don’t you try something a little unique, like this Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern? Don’t you love its long snout and little ears? And what shrew is complete without a little sweater? Absolutely adorable. It’s so fun to make and give handmade amigurumi gifts and for the recipients to have a toy made just for them that no one else one just like it.

My exploration into crocheted creatures for you was not limited to just land animals. Hue the Manatee Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable crochet pattern. If you check out the pattern, you’ll see that you don’t just have to make this Manatee in a traditional grey, but you can use a striping yarn or other bright colours to make this sweet, easy to follow pattern in whatever custom colour you choose!

We’re still loving alpacas, right? Alicia the Alpaca Amigurumi Pattern is an adorable, fuzzy crocheted stuffed animal that will make anyone smile, with her colourful, little pannier blanket, she would make a great handmade gift for a loved one.

Do hamsters live in the wild? You know I saw this super cute Hamster Crochet Pattern and thought it also looked like a full-cheeked chipmunk! So adorable and cartoonish, don’t you agree? One of these little guys would be a cute project to work on while camping and to keep in your trailer as a cuddly little trailer guest (who won’t eat through your pantry!).

I thought this Little Hamster Crochet Pattern resembled the pet hamsters that so many kids had or elementary school classes passed around for kids to take home. I was never in a class that had a class pet, so maybe that was just on television or by the time I was a kid they realized how traumatic it was for a creature to be passed around to different children. My eldest did bring home the class fish for a week or something. We thankfully didn’t kill it, but I think fish would probably prefer to stay in one place too.

Another under-represented stuffed animal is the badger. But you can make your own unique stuffed toy with this Bradley the Badger Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Isn’t he adorable? I love his stripey black mask and his fuzzy coat.

Check out this adorable Leia the Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Turtles make such adorable stuffed animals and while many kids seem to want a turtle as a pet, they’re not the easiest pet to keep. This little turtle would be super easy to keep and is just my speed as far as pets go. Her little shell is removable and has a cute little ties to fasten it on

If you like desert animals, check out this 4-in-1 Desert Creatures Amigurumi Patterns. It’s a bundle of patterns from Loopy Pattern and all her pattern bundles are 40% cheaper than buying the patterns separately. If you like a designer and their pattern style, buying a bundle of patterns is a great way to save a little money. And check out those adorable little creatures! This awesome bundle gets you an owl, a chameleon, a meerkat and a fennec (which is an African fox). What a fun and adorable bundle of creatures to make!

Here’s another unique toy to make: this Lemur Amigurumi Crochet Pattern also from Loopy Pattern is so adorable with his long slender striped tail. Lemurs gained a great deal of popularity after the Disney movie Madagascar was released. This sweet little stuffed toy would like to “move it, move it” along with a fun kid friend!

I know sheep are not exactly forest animals, but when I found this Bobble Sheep Amigurumi Crochet Pattern, it made me think of the New Zealand sheep, Shrek who escaped shearing for 6 years. When he was finally found and sheared, his fleece weighed in at more than 60 lbs! This little bobbly stuffed sheep will certainly not weigh 60 lbs, but he will certainly sit contentedly on your bed or couch as a fun conversation piece.

If you’ve never tried crocheting an amigurumi stuffed toy, it’s a great time to try it out! It’s such a fun and satisfying area of the craft of crocheting. Many patterns often work up quickly, so they make great last minute handmade gift ideas for young and old alike! Pick up one of these cute patterns today or pin it for later so you don’t forget!

Collection of crocheted creature patterns! I love these pattern round ups! Can't wait to get crocheting some of these cute little stuffed toys this summer! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #diystuffedtoy #craftevangelist
Adorable Bobble Sheep Crochet Amigurumi Pattern. Love this cozy looking sheep! It could almost be a throw pillow on a bed! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #crochetsheeppattern #diytoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Such a fun amigurumi lemur crochet pattern. I can't wait to make this fun Madagascar inspired diy stuffed toy! What a fun summer crochet project! Perfect unique handmade gift. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #lemurpattern #craftevangelist
Fun bundle of 4 patterns for a great deal! 40% less than buying the patterns separately! Desert amigurumi crochet patterns make fun little projects to work on during the summer. #crochetpatterns #amigurumipatterns #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Such a fun and sweet little amigurumi turtle crochet pattern. I love Leia's sweet tie-on shell made of fun little hexagons. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochetturtle #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Bradley the Badger amigurumi pdf crochet pattern. I love this adorable and unique little badger crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this delightfully different stuffed animal. So many great crocheted creature patterns to check out in this post. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedcreatures #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Adorable little palm-sized amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. I love these small crocheted toys! They're so great for making in the warmer months. So cute. Makes a great pet for a kid who can't have a real one. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochethamster #craftevangelist
Fun and cartoonish little amigurumi hamster crochet pattern. Also bears some resemblance to a squirrel or chipmunk crochet pattern. Love this sweet little crocheted forest creature. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoys #craftevangelist
Sweet and fuzzy amigurumi alpaca crochet pattern. Can't wait to make this adorable little stuffed toy. A perfect unique handmade gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetalpaca #craftevangelist
Adorable amigurumi manatee crochet pattern. Great beginner amigurumi crochet pattern. Love this fun and unique stuffed toy. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedtoy #craftevangelist
Amigurumi Shrew Crochet Pattern. What a fun and unique crochet pattern for a little shrew... the most underrated rodent! #crochetpattern #amigurmipattern #shrewpattern #crochetedscrew #craftevangelist
Fun 3-in-1 crochet pattern that will make 3 different plush animals: the teddy bear, the fuzzy bunny and the kitty cat. Such an adorable pattern bundle. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetedbunny #crochetedbear #crochetedkitty #craftevangelist

Bathroom Crochet Patterns

I know what you’re thinking. Bathroom crochet. You’re thinking dolls in crocheted dresses stuck into toilet paper rolls on the back of your grandmother’s toilet. You’re thinking toilet tank and seat covers. You’re thinking scratchy acrylic yarn and pink with white lacy gross-ness. Well, think again! I’ve got bathrooms on the brain this week because we started our main floor bathroom renovation this week. You can follow my stories on Instagram to see the progress that we make each day. While we’re still in the midst of a lot of dust and it feels like we do just enough demo each day to keep me constantly cleaning up (and don’t worry, I’m not overdoing the cleanup… it’s plenty dusty around here), I’m still dreaming of when we can outfit this bathroom up with accessories for that touch of warmth and homeyness.

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The yarn choices are so much better these days. There are plenty of great cotton and t-shirt cotton yarns to choose from that would work great in the bathroom. You’re going to like the modern and trendy crochet patterns you can make for your bathroom (or other rooms) that I’ve collected here for you today. Check them out.

This Square Crochet Basket Pattern is a great way to store bathroom essentials, either in a drawer or cupboard or on the counter. This stitch is beautiful and sturdy and I love the basket weave look to this pattern! Use a bulky weight t-shirt yarn or make your own t-shirt yarn.

I love the natural look of these baskets that you can make with this Square Stacking Jute & Cotton Crochet Nesting Baskets Pattern. Jute is a little difficult to crochet with, but it has such a lovely natural, rustic result, it’s totally worth it. You can find jute at the dollar store or a hardware store or from one of these Etsy sellers.

If you’re not into the square basket thing (I don’t get it, but ok), crocheting in the round is fun and easy. Try out this Easy Modern Round Crochet Storage Basket Pattern to make a textured round basket with a pop of colour. I think a mustard colour would look great with that grey, don’t you?

Counter and shelf space is often at a premium in small bathrooms, but there’s often plenty of unused space on the walls! Check out this Crochet Hanging Basket Pattern Bundle and make yourself some handy little hanging baskets to hold all your spa essentials!

If you need to hold a few smaller items (or plants!!!) this Aubrey the Cute Crochet Basket Pattern uses the waistcoat stitch (so it looks knit!) It’s a nice tight stitch without holes, so it makes a great thick, sturdy fabric for little baskets.

Bathmats are another great accessory you can crochet for your bathroom, like this Get Naked Bath Mat Crochet Pattern. It’s spunky and fun and makes a great handmade bit of character and personality for your bathroom.

Here’s another cozy way to add some cushion to your cold bathroom tiles: the Pebble Bathroom Rug Crochet Pattern makes a lovely, cushioned, nature-inspired bathmat to bring some softness and organic vibe to the bathroom. I think this is really fun and would be so cozy to step out onto after a relaxing bath in my new soaker tub!

This Alicia Doily Crochet Rug Pattern was as similar pattern as I could find to the doily-inspired bathmat that I made for my bathroom before we renovated (see Insta post below). I made it when i spruced up and painted the bathroom the first time. It’s a little stained and dirty right now, but I still love the look of it. It needs a good bleach to bring it back to its former glory.

If you’re not quite there yet, crochet skill-wise, you can always pick up this Natural White Crochet Rug on Etsy. There are so many great crafts-people on Etsy, making beautiful things with their hands, and especially when you consider how many hours go into making these beautiful handmade items, they are always a great deal, if you don’t have the time or skill to make it yourself!

If you have a window in your bathroom, you might want a handmade curtain to provide a bit more privacy. This Vintage Crochet Curtain Pattern is a lovely lacy, motif-style crochet pattern, made with fine crochet cotton and a 1.25 mm (no. 3) steel hook. What a fun way to add a vintage vibe to a bathroom window… or any window, for that matter!

You didn’t think we’d get through a whole bathroom crochet post during COVID-19 and omit TP covers, did you?! This Crochet Toilet Paper Cover is not your grandmother’s TP cover, though! Not a pattern, but made to order in a trendy colour, with a stylish faux-leather tag, this would be a hip and fun way to warm up your bathroom and protect your precious, hard-earned TP.

Once your bathroom is outfitted with the essentials, it’s time to prep for spa time! Make yourself this Crochet Bathroom Set of Patterns, complete with a washcloth, guest towel, wash mitt, face scrubbies and a laundry bag for a warm, handmade luxury for your bathtime.

Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Blueprint’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!

While we work on renovating our bathroom, you guys can work on making some crocheted bathroom accessories! Show me what you’ve made (I’d love to see! Tag me on instagram: @craftevangelist!) And then I’ll get making mine when we’re done! (Hopefully by the end of the month! (?!? I hope.) Pin it for later so you can find all these great ideas when it’s time to get making!

Bathroom Crochet Patterns - crochet patterns for bathroom accessories and touches of homeyness in the bathroom! #crochetpattern #bathroomcrochet #homedecor #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Square basket crochet pattern, made with T-shirt yarn. I love this stitch! Looks so solid and perfect for organizing the bathroom. #crochetpattern #crochetbaskets #crochetstorage #crochetorganization #craftevangelist
Jute & Cotton Square Stacking Baskets. These baskets nest inside each other and would make perfect rustic drawer organizers or for odds and ends around the house. #rusticcrochet #crochetpattern #crochetbaskets #nestingbaskets #diybaskets #craftevangelist
Easy Modern storage basket crochet pattern with lovely thick textured sturdy stitch pattern! Love this lovely looking pattern. This would be great to store small towels in my bathroom! #crochetpattern #crochetbasketpattern #crochetdecor #crochetorganization #craftevangelist
Hanging Crochet Basket Pattern Bundle. These little baskets would be perfect for the bathroom, for hanging little necessities next to the bathtub or where little hands can reach them! #crochetbaskets #crochetdecor #crochetstorage #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Get Naked crochet bath mat pattern. Fun bathroom decor with a modern farmhouse vibe. Love this cute and spunky diy crochet bath mat! #crochetpattern #crochetbathmat #crochetrug #bathroomcrochet #craftevangelist
Soft and funky crocheted and stuffed pebble bath mat crochet pattern! Perfect diy project to add a natural and organic feel to your bathroom. #crochetpattern #crochetbathmat #crochetrug #crochetpebblerug #craftevangelist
Alicia Doily Rug Crochet Pattern. Perfect farmhouse style crochet pattern to make your own bath mat. How cute is this? #crochetpattern #crochetbathmat #crochetrug #crochetdoilyrug #doilyrug #craftevangelist
Handmade doily rug. Crocheted by hand, this beautiful round doily rug is a perfect addition to your living room, bedroom, bathroom, nursery or any other room. Machine washable. #crochetrug #handmade #handmadedecor #handmadebathmat #craftevangelist
Aubrey Baskets. Cute, small crocheted baskets pattern. Perfect for storing pencils, craft supplies or bathroom things. Great crocheted storage baskets. Would make great plant cozies too! #crochetbasket #crochetstorage #crochetdecor #diydecor #craftevangelist
Crocheted Toilet Paper cover. Chunky and modern, made to order in a variety of neutral colours, this toilet paper cover is not your grandmother's tp cover! #crochettoiletpapercover #crochetinthebathroom #bathroomcrochet #craftevangelist
Bathroom Set of crochet patterns includes a washcloth pattern, guest towel pattern, wash mitt pattern, face scrubbies pattern & a laundry bag pattern. #crochetpattern #bathroompatterns #bathroomcrochet #crochetbathroompatterns #craftevangelist
Pretty and delicate lace curtain motif crochet pattern for a vintage vibe! Love this sweet 1970s crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #vintagecrochet #crochetcurtains #craftevangelist

Make for Mother’s Day

Since we’re all staying home these days and there are no soccer and no basketball practices or games or concerts to attend, you might find yourself with plenty of time on your hands. There are also not as many stores open, so there’s never been a more perfect time to consider making a gift for your mom this year! And hey, if your mom isn’t around anymore or if your mom isn’t really the person you celebrate, I hope you have a gramma or an auntie or another respected, life-giving woman in your life to celebrate at this time of year. I’ve got a great collection of patterns for you to choose from to make this a fantastic and memorable Mother’s Day, even if it might be on lock-down.

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Probably the mom in your life has all the awesome rugs she needs. But I could totally find a place for this Modern Scandinavian Design Crochet Rug! I’ve been wanting to make a rug for a while and I have some ideas in the works… but in the mean time, I might check out this fun pattern. What do you think? Would your mom love this rug?

Maybe your mom is a bit more whimsical and would enjoy a smaller fun little rug made from this Pavo the Peacock Mat Crochet Pattern? I love the fuzzy yarn used int he sample on the feathers. It really adds a touch of extra. This adorable little mat would look sweet in a baby’s room or just anywhere you’d want to add that extra little bit of whimsy!

My mom’s been wanting me to make her a tea cozy for a while now (I promise, mom, I’ve totally been thinking about it… I just haven’t got quite the right thing yet). I’m not sure this is what my mom would be looking for, but this cute Sweater Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern is adorable and would totally keep your tea cozy! (Cosy, cozy? What do you say? I’m cool either way. I’m Canadian like that though.)

I don’t know if there’s always room for another pillow, but if there’s not, it’s a good time to cycle a new one in! This Chunky Bobble Crochet Pillow Pattern would make an adorable and quick to crochet gift for your mom this year. There are so many cute pillow patterns out there, I’m having a hard time deciding what to make. I used to be much more anti-throw-pillow, but much to my mother in law’s delight, pillows have grown on me a little more. I still don’t love a ton of them on the bed because you can’t sleep with all those pillows on the bed and then where do you put them? What a hassle. And honestly, our bed doesn’t get made nearly as often as I would like, so then there’d be pillows all over the room most of the time. Ain’t nobody got room for that.

See how I’m having such a tough time deciding on a pillow to make? Check out this adorable Dahlia Pillow Crochet Pattern! This mustard colour is my jam (I don’t really like jam… certainly not as much as I like the phrase “my jam,” but I digress). This pillow would look fantastic in my sitting room, with my mustard yellow chairs. Would your mom like this?

Or maybe your mom would be more into a Crochet Fern Pillow? If you can’t decide between one of these two beauties (the dahlia one and this one), you can get them both in a bundle for a deal. I think they go together great and would be a lovely change for spring!

Moving away from the decor options, perhaps your mom would like this easy-wearing Park City Poncho Crochet Pattern. If all you know how to do is granny stitch, this project would be a great pattern to branch out into garments. Simple construction, simple stitch, stunning result. I love a beginner crochet pattern, even though I can make more advanced projects. Sometimes the simple ones are more impressive… and wearable!

Is your mom a hot mama? When we can go to the beach again and go on warm weather vacations, this Crochet Dress Pattern makes a gorgeous beach cover up, perfect for the resort! For now, I guess it’ll have to do for around the house and lounging around the backyard.

One of the things my mom likes is swans. I’m not sure this Clara the Swan amigurumi pattern is exactly what she’d be looking for because I’m not really sure where she’d put it. Maybe in her office to bring a little bit of joy. But it sure is a sweet little amigurumi!

This Crochet Swan Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern might find a place more easily in my mom’s house. I love this tapestry crochet pattern from the shop Manuska. It would also make a very fun and classy wall decor for a baby’s room, don’t you think? So cute.

Well… here it is… my mom wants a tea cozy and she loves swans. So here it is: the Swan Tea Cozy Pattern! hahahahahaha! I don’t know… I just… can’t. The placement of the spout…. oh man! It’s just so weird. That said, it’s a really well-done pattern, clever and it really looks like a swan… but with a weird… appendage. What about you? Would you make this? Is it good for a laugh?

If you’re not the maker type, Etsy has some great gift options from small businesses in their Mother’s Day gift guide. There’s still time to grab something that’s ready to go. Buy small right now. Many people are depending on their side gigs in difficult times. Your purchases mean so much more to makers and designers than they do to Amazon or Walmart. So pick up one of these cute patterns and get making today or pin it for later!

Perfect Mother's Day patterns for knit or crochet. Lovely ideas to make for Mom! 10 pdf patterns to download and make right away! So many great crochet patterns here! #crochetpattern #makeformom #mothersday #makemakemake #knittingpatterns #handmadegiftideas #craftevangelist
Swan Tea Cozy crochet pattern. What a fun idea! this pattern is so intricately made! Perfect tea cosy for the swan lover! Lovely Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetteacozy #teacozypattern #teacosypattern #crochetteacosy #swans #craftevangelist
Pretty tapestry crochet wall hanging of a cute little swan. I think my mom would love this for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #tapestrycrochet #tapestrycrochetpattern #crochetwallhanging #crochetswanpattern #swanpattern #swanwallhanging #craftevangelist
Pretty little swan amigurumi crochet pattern! I love the flower crown she wears! What a fun little crochet pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetswanpattern #crochetswan #swanpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous crocheted beach cover up dress. I love this lacy crocheted dress! So fun for the beach or pool. Sexy and quick to make! #crochetdress #crochetcoverup #crochetpattern #beachcoverup #crochetdresspattern #craftevangelist
Easy crochet poncho pattern to make for the beginner crocheter. Love this simple granny stitch cowl-top crochet pattern! So easy to wear, perfect for spring. Nice handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetponcho #ponchopattern #beginnercrochetpattern #beginnercrochet #easycrochet #easycrochetpattern #craftevangelist
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Lovely crochet pillow pattern. I love the buttons at the back, so this pillow cover can come off! Gorgeous, perfect handmade spring decor refresh time! What a lovely crochet pattern to make for Mother's Day! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetthrowpillow #throwpillow #handmadegiftideas #crochetdecor #craftevangelist
Beautiful crochet dahlia throw pillow pattern! Love this sweet pretty flowered crochet pillow pattern. Perfect Mother's Day handmade gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetpillowpattern #crochetpillowcover #pillowcover #cushioncover #crochetcushion #craftevangelist
Fun Arnica Bobble Pillow Crochet Pattern! Quick to crochet this textured cushion! Perfect last minute handmade Mother's Day gift idea! #crochetpattern #crochetcushion #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #handmadegiftidea #craftevangelist
Knitting pattern for this cute knit sweater tea cozy. Such a fun handmade gift idea for Mother's Day! #knittingpattern #knitteacosy #knitteacozy #teasweater #teacosypattern #teacozypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet, peacock rug crochet pattern. Perfect little throw rug to add some whimsy to any room! Lovely for nursery decor or a Mother's Day gift! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #rugpattern #nurserydecor #peacockpattern #crochetpeacock #craftevangelist
SO CUTE! I love this Scandinavian Rug crochet pattern! What a fun idea! I can't wait to make one of these for my family room! So fantastic! #crochetpattern #crochetrugpattern #crochetcarpet #scandinaviandesign #diyscandinavianrug #craftevangelist

Spring Home Patterns

We’ve finally climbed out of the bone-chilling winter temperatures (and only a month into spring! #whydoilivehere?), so it’s definitely time to celebrate! It’s time to open the windows, enjoy some fresh air, and take walks without a coat (sweaters still required). And it’s definitely time to bring some spring life into our homes. Here in Edmonton, garden centres and greenhouses have been declared essential services during this pandemic(#agree), so I’m so excited that we will be able to get some plants since I didn’t start any seeds this year. There’s still some time, so I might still get to it. Maybe tomorrow afternoon…

Anyway, let’s bring some spring indoors! We still have some chilly evenings ahead and since we’re hunkered down so much, we have some time to freshen up our indoors with some lovely handmade spring decor! Check out these patterns to get making today!

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Bring some homey-ness to your plants with a Crochet Planter Pattern. Warm up your plants and add some cohesiveness to your home decor. I know I have a bunch of mis-matched planters around my house, so wrapping them all up in a matching set of crocheted planters like this would be perfect!

Spring is the perfect time to try embroidery! There are so many wonderful, springy embroidery patterns to check out, including this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern. Small crafts like this are so portable, perfect for sitting on the deck and enjoying the fresh air while relaxing with a new craft!

I also love this Dandelion Hand Embroidery Pattern. Modern and pretty, this pattern looks like it would be easy to accomplish and I love that it would work so nicely on a dark background. It really makes the light colours pop!

I’m so sorry I didn’t find this Easter Bunny Gnome Crochet Pattern before Easter for you all (and for me too!) I love gnomes! I just think they’re soooooo cute! I love the whimsical bunny ears coming from his hat (let’s not imagine anatomy, ok?) So cute… and it’s a perfect time to get a jump on next Easter.

If there’s a baby due this spring, this Spring into Summer Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern is the perfect, simple crochet pattern if you’ve ever wanted to try corner to corner crochet. It looks lovely made in this multi-coloured yarn!

This is the perfect time to make a Hello Spring Crochet Pillow! Crochet pillow covers are so fun and great to swap out during the year for seasonal changes to your living room. These patterns are adorable and customizable so it will always match your decor! Make those flowers in whatever colour you like!

I love wreaths! And what better time than spring to bring in a Knitted Flower Wreath Pattern into your decor! Check out these cute knitted flowers and leaves. They look gorgeous on this vine wreath. I probably wouldn’t hang this outdoors, as I don’t think the yarn would hold up to the elements very well, but it is a lovely way to bring a hint of spring into your home!

I know I usually focus on fibre arts here, but there are so many crafts worth trying. This French Beaded Crocus Pattern is a beautiful introduction into bead-work. What a lovely looking project to try! Have you ever tried beading like this? So neat!

What better way to breathe life into your home than making one of these Trinity Macrame Plant Hanger Pattern to hang your plants. This is definitely a 70’s throwback, but macrame is vintage and very trendy right now. So many fun ways to hang plants! I remember doing macrame in Girl Guides when I was a child. And I also made a lot of friendship bracelets in my early twenties, which uses some of the same knot techniques used in macrame.

I love this modern take on macrame. And I might even be able to find a place for this Macrame Planter Hanger Pattern for the wall… maybe in my bathroom upstairs… Or perhaps in the bathroom down here when we get around to doing that.

There are so many other lovely DIY patterns and supplies featured in this Etsy Editor’s Picks as well. Totally worth checking out if you’re looking for some new crafting inspiration! Which of these lovely patterns will you make to bring a touch of spring into your home? Pick up one today or pin it for later!

Gorgeous selection of crafting patterns perfect for spring #springcrafts #spring #crochet #springknitting #embroidery #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for this adorable planter sweater. Cozy up your plants and make some matching planters. Perfect handmade housewarming gift and a perfect project to learn to crochet! #crochetpattern #beginnercrochet #learntocrochet #diyplanterpattern #springcrochet #craftevangelist
Gorgeous floral beginner embroidery pattern. I love this gorgeous pattern! What a lovely spring project to work on and bring some spring colour into my home while I wait for my flowers to bloom! #embroiderypattern #beginnerembroidery #learntoembroider #craftevangelist
Adorable Easter Bunny Gnome crochet pattern! Sooooooo cute! I need to make one of these sweet gnomes, even if Easter has passed! #eastergnome #easterbunny #crocheteaster #springcrochet #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Fun corner to corner crochet pattern for this spring into summer baby blanket. Lovely afghan pattern made in bright spring colours makes a perfect handmade gift idea for baby! #crochetpattern #c2c #cornertocornercrochet #blanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Hello Spring throw cushion crochet pattern. Perfect handmade crocheted spring decor for your living room. Customize your own DIY crochet decor. #crochetpattern #throwpillow #crochetthrowpillow #crochetpillow #crochetcushion #hellospring #diydecor #craftevangelist
What a fun embroidery pattern! I love this dandelion in the wind embroidery pattern! What a great pop of colour on a dark background! Love this diy spring decor pattern! #embroiderypattern #springembroidery #dandelionwishes #diydecor #craftevangelist
Spring Wreath knitting pattern. Lovely knitting pattern filled with flowers and leaves! Perfect diy spring home decor! #knittingpattern #springwreathpattern #wreathpattern #diywreath #wreathmaking #knitwreatch #knitdecorpattern #craftevangelist
Bring your crocuses inside year round with this pdf beading pattern. Make your own gorgeous beaded sculpture to enjoy these beautiful crocuses! What a fun new craft idea! #springbeading #beadingpattern #learntobead #frenchbeading #craftevangelist
Learn to macrame with this beginner plant hanger macrame pattern! This is such an awesome vintage throwback and so trendy right now! Breath some life into your indoor decor with these lovely plant hangers! #macramepattern #planthangers #diyplanthanger #learntomacrame #beginnermacrame #planthangerpattern #craftevangelist
I love this awesome wall planter macrame pattern! I can't wait to make this funky vintage planter hanger with a modern vibe! This would look so cool in my bathroom! #macramepattern #diywallplanterhanger #planthanger #craftevangelist

Cuddly Creatures

I’m sure we could all use a little extra comfort right now. A crocheted (or knit!) cuddly creature is the perfect thing to make to get a feeling of accomplishment with only a few hours of work (well, depending on the pattern). Smaller amigurumis (crocheted stuffed toys) can come together in one to three hours. It’s so fun to watch your yarn turn into a cuddly little friend. What better gift to give to your child or grandchild than a handmade stuffed toy for a little bit of extra comfort? Check out these adorable amigurumi patterns to make! (There’s even a couple of knitting patterns in here!)

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How about these Beep & Boop the Robot Twins? If you’re just getting started with amigurumi, this is a very easy crochet pattern that is only 11 pages long and includes plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way.

If robots aren’t quite cuddly enough for you, check out this Cuddle-Sized Teddy Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Tristan the Teddy Bear is the perfect little classic teddy bear amigurumi pattern, also a very easy pattern to follow with plenty of helpful step-by-step photos. Storyland Amis has plenty of other fabulous amigurumi patterns worth spending your time on! Go take a look for a wide assortment of adorable amigurumi creatures.

If you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern that is a little bit less conventional, but just as adorable, check out this Plush Baby Bull Pattern. This sample is made with a plush velvet yarn, which looks so cozy! Anyone would love to snuggle up to this adorable little bull!

Of course, with Easter only a couple of weeks away, this Plush Bunny in Dress Crochet Pattern is here just in time for Easter gift-giving. You’ll have to get on it though! Look at how sweet this adorable Easter bunny is. What a sweet gift idea!

Speaking of bunnies, the pattern shown above Penelope Bunny in Granny Square Dress and hat. The Granny Square Dress and hat and shoes are a separate pattern (that fits a few of her dolls, so the Penelope Bunny would have to be purchased separately. Carmen Rent is also another prolific amigurumi designer with plenty of fantastic doll patterns to explore.

One of my favourite amigurumi designers, Manuska, has created this beautiful Maya Angelou Crochet Doll Pattern, celebrating a strong and accomplished woman. What a lovely way to introduce a young woman to this excellent female role model!

Of course, if you’re all about the animals, this Pug Shpuntic Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern is a hilarious, cartoony amigurumi pattern that you simply must try! I love all his folds and crazy eyes!

If you’ve stumbled on this post with not much time until Easter, this Charlie the Chick Crochet Pattern is a small pattern that works up quickly with a small amount of yarn. If you’re looking for a free version, it’s available here on the Yarn Society website.

For a different style of bird pattern, check out the Blu the Bird Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Such a cute little birdie pattern. It’s also available for free on the Yarn Society website by clicking here.

For my knitters, I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s just not as easy to find cute knitted toys. The visibility of increases and decreases in knitting just doesn’t lend itself as well to amigurumi. But these Moss the Sheep Knitting Patterns are an exception! Fluff and Fuzz has quite a few adorable amigurumi knitting patterns, so if you’re not interested in learning crochet, check out the great variety of knitting patterns in the Fluff and Fuzz shop.

This one was another favourite from Fluff & Fuzz, the Berry Bear knitting pattern. In this fuzzy yarn, you can’t tell it’s knit at all! It looks so good! My kids would love one of these adorable scruffy-looking stuffed bears.

I know that some of you may have difficulty getting out to get supplies if you’re either quarantined or social distancing or if stores have temporarily closed in your area. Most online retailers continue to ship and in my city, Michaels is still offering curbside pick up. It’s not quite the same as making a trip into a store and squishing all the yarn, but Knitpicks and Lionbrand Yarn have a wide selection of yarn and other supplies that you can order and have shipped to you if you need some supplies to make these cute amigurumi toys.

Which of these adorable amigurumis will you get to work on today? Pick up a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable collection of crocheted and knit amigurumi patterns. This is a great time to make something cute and cuddly to bring satisfaction and comfort. I love amigurumi! Check out this great round up of lovely patterns! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #patternroundup #craftevangelist
Super cute robot amigurumi crochet pattern. With one pattern make two cute little robot twins! Adorable cuddly robot toy patterns to make! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #handmadetoys #diytoys #crochet #amigurumi #craftevangelist
Sweet adorable cuddle-sized teddy bear by Storyland Amis. Such a cute cuddly stuffed toy crochet pattern to make this cuddly amigurumi bear. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush baby bull cow amigurumi pattern. An adorable and unique handmade toy gift idea! Such a fun crochet pattern! Love the use of the soft plush velour yarn. Really fills in the holes and makes this toy so squishy! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #diytoys #handmadetoys #crochettoypattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little plush bunny amigurumi crochet pattern. Cute little Easter stuffed rabbit pattern! Love this adorable little frilly dress on this velvet bunny doll! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoys #crochetbunnypattern #craftevangelist
Penelope Bunny and a cute little granny square dress and hat. Two adorable pdf crochet patterns to make this cute bunny or bear and a sweet little outfit. Love Carmen Rent's patterns. #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #patternroundup #crochettoypatterns #handmadetoys #diytoys #craftevangelist
Miss Maya Angelou pdf crochet amigurumi pattern. Love this inspiring woman and this beautiful doll. What a great way to teach your kids about this prolific role model! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #mayaangelou #amigurumidoll #crochettoys #diytoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Super cute and fun Pug Amigurumi crochet pattern. This cartoonish stuffed pug pattern is soooooo adorable! What a fun crochet dog pattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetdog #crochetdogpattern #diytoys #amigurumidog #craftevangelist
Cute and adorable chick amigurmi crochet pattern! Love this sweet little pattern, perfect little Easter basket filler! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #eastertoys #handmadeeaster #chickpattern #crochettoys #crocheteaster #craftevangelist
Blu the Bird Amigurumi crochet pattern. Lovely little bird handmade toy pattern, perfect for Easter or anytime. Super cute little amigurumi pattern! #amigurumipattern #birdpattern #crochetpattern #crochettoys #amigurumitoys #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
KNITTED amigurumi sheep pattern! It's so hard to find good knitted toy patterns! Love this adorable little sheep. The seed stitch is such a clever idea! #amigurumipattern #knittingpattern #knitsheep #knittoypattern #craftevangelist
Adorable stuffed bear KNITTING pattern for this sweet and fuzzy amigurumi knitting pattern! Can't wait to knit one of these fuzzy and cuddle creatures! #knittingpattern #amigurumipattern #knitamigurumi #amigurumiknitting #knitknitknit #knittoypattern #craftevangelist

Dolls for International Women’s Day

So, it has passed, but only just! But Happy International Women’s Day! You know, there are definitely some downsides to being a woman, but there are a lot of fun things, too. So, yes, let’s advocate for equal pay for equal work, let’s smash the patriarchy, let’s bury misogyny, but let’s also celebrate our beautiful bodies that are worthy of emulating in art! Let’s enjoy the fun colours and wardrobe options, let’s embrace women’s brains and beauty and take some pleasure in being women. Let’s celebrate with some wonderful amigurumi dolls!

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Let’s start with this adorable Mimi Doll with 2 Outfits Amigurumi Pattern. I love the flexibility of a pattern that comes with outfit options! Women can be girly girls or tomboys, wearing beanies and overalls or frilly dresses with flowers in their hair. Definitely a fun part of being a woman! And definitely a fun part of this versatile pattern!

This crazy-haired Amigurumi Doll stands on her own and is ready to ship if you don’t have time to make one, or you can pick up the Pattern Here. I love her wild and free curly red hair and would just be the perfect gift for a free-spirited, curly-haired, red-head in your life! The button balloon embellishment adds such a simple and special touch to her little dress.

This sweet Emily Amigurumi Doll Pattern is a simple amigurumi doll, perfect for the advanced beginner, with a little bit of amigurumi experience. Manuska has many lovely amigurumi patterns available and they are always a joy to make!

Playing dress-up and enjoying the beauty of fancy dresses is such a fun part of being a girl. This Princess Belle Inspired Amigurumi Doll Pattern is a lovely celebration of beauty and sparkle. Any Beauty and the Beast loving girl would enjoy this sweet Belle-inspired doll!

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the empowerment of women. And what perfect way to celebrate that than with a Basic Doll Pattern wearing a Rosie the Riveter Amigurumi Outfit? We can do it! Make your girl a doll that embodies the values of strength and empowerment!

In Canada, we have a special relationship with Anne of Green Gables. I loved reading the Anne series and watching the Anne of Green Gables movie and acting in the play in high school. You can celebrate Anne by making one of these adorable Anne of Green Gables Amigurumi Doll Patterns. It would make a great gift for a young woman who has fallen in love with Anne. ” Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? “

The Disney movie Moana was such a fun and empowering film for girls. Make one of these Hawaiian Amigurumi Dolls for the Moana-loving girl in your life!

I love that women can be both beautiful and brave, but also I want to celebrate that women are not just beautiful bodies and Rhonda Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern is a great contrast to that. This doll is also beautiful, but fully covered up and not just a tiny twig of a doll. She’s wearing all her crocheted garments to stay warm and has brought her crochet bag with her. Enjoy making this sweet and adorable doll to celebrate the beautiful diversity of women of all shapes and sizes and outfit preferences!

This lovely Winter the Deer Girl Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern is such a pretty doll. I love her lacy dress and her fun deer antler beanie. What a delight she would be to a special girl in your life!

Or for a more subtly season-themed doll, try making Autumn the Bear Girl amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Her cute little bear ear beanie and mustard yellow tunic are a great celebration of fall colours.

Of course, how can you celebrate International Women’s Day without a reference to Frida Kahlo? Such an inspiring free-thinking woman! This sweet Frida Kahlo Crochet Doll Pattern would be a great gift to an inspiring woman in your life, a great reminder of this beautiful, iconic woman of her time!

But I couldn’t pick just one! Here’s another Frido Doll Amigurumi Crochet Pattern that you should check out! Whatever your preference, they’re both so interesting and worthy of your time!

This 46-page Frosya Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern was created with beginners in mind as it includes detailed instructions and many step-by-step photos and useful tips & tricks! I love how much character and spunk this doll has!

If you’re looking for a special gift for a special woman in your life but don’t know how you’d ever make one of these gorgeous dolls, you can get a Personalized Portrait Doll made for you! Check out this great likeness of this personalized doll!

Here’s another Made to Order Personalized Portrait Doll. There are so many fun options and ways for you to celebrate the special women in your life with handmade gifts!

So, go celebrate International Women’s Day by making some beautiful doll patterns! So much fun! Or pin it for later and to share with your friends!

Crochet Doll Patterns. Lovely amigurumi doll patterns to celebrate international women's day! Love these fun and unique dolls, they make great handmade gifts! #crochetdollpattern #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidollpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable red-haired amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Also available ready-made. What a fun doll pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumi #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Mimi the amigurumi doll crochet pattern. Crochet doll pattern with two outfits, perfect for International Women's Day! Love the options! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
This sweet amigurumi crochet doll pattern is sure to be a little girl's best friend. Step by step instructions with lots of pictures. Detailed and easy to follow crochet pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Beauty and the Beast Belle Amigurumi Crochet Doll pattern. Lovely princess Belle crochet pattern to make! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Rosie the Riveter clothes for basic doll pattern. Fun crochet doll outfit. So adorable and perfect for International Women's Day! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Anne of Green Gables amigurumi doll pattern. Lovely crochet doll pattern, just a little doll to make! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Cute little hawaiian doll amigurumi crochet pattern. Lovely handmade gift idea for a little Moana-loving girl! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Cute little Rhonda Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern. Love her cowl and round purse accessories and the pattern in her dress. Lovely crochet grandma doll pattern. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Sweet little amigurumi crochet doll pattern. Winter the deer girl doll crochet pattern. can't wait to make this adorable doll with a lacy dress. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Sweet Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern with a little bear hat. Lovely simple doll pattern to crochet. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful Frida Kahlo crochet doll pattern. Lovely amigurumi doll pattern to make to celebrate International Women's Day. #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Super fun Frosya Doll Amigurumi crochet pattern. Love her big hair and perfect spunky style! What a cute doll pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Wonderful Frida Kahlo amigurumi doll pattern with gorgeous flowers in her hair. Great crochet doll pattern! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidoll #crochetdollpattern #craftevangelist
Get a doll made to look like you or a friend! How much fun are these personalized look alike dolls? So fun! #crochetdolls #customdoll #lookalikedoll #personalizeddoll #personalizedcrochetdoll #customamigurumidoll #craftevangelist

Beautiful Blankets

15 beautiful blanket patterns to knit and crochet

I think one of the most soothing things to make is a blanket. There’s just something about working on a larger project that isn’t overly complicated that is so very satisfying. Getting in the groove of a pattern that you’ve memorized, working for hours almost mindlessly creating a beautiful cozy item that is going to wrap someone you love in warmth and comfort is such a lovely experience! I’m really drawn to simple stitch patterns in neutral colours, so you’ll probably get a sense for my design sensibility through the patterns that I’ve collected for you here today.

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The Winchester Knit Throw Blanket Pattern is a simple seed stitch knit blanket. Made of just knits and purls, this would be a great project for a new knitter. It’s a great pattern to get plenty of practice switching between knits and purls. It would make a lovely throw for your living room couch or a sweet little baby blanket for an anticipated little one! This blanket will knit up quickly as it’s designed with a super bulky weight yarn!

I love the simple stylish drape of this Reversible Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern. Reversible blanket patterns are great to throw on living room couches because they’re quick and easy to fold up and are never backwards. I love te subtle geometric stitch pattern that forms this gorgeous afghan. So classy!

This Diamond Bobble Knit Blanket Pattern is totally on-trend with thick textured bobbles forming a trendy diamond pattern. Kids and adults alike enjoy playing with the soft bobbles and it would make a stylish addition to any room!

The Seedling Knit Baby Blanket Pattern is really similar to the Winchester throw, but with a garter stitch border and it’s made with worsted weight yarn instead of super bulky weight yarn, so you can use up that worsted weight stash you’ve got kicking around!

The Chunky Oversized Cable Knit Blanket Pattern is a beautiful stylish throw blanket pattern that would be a fun project to cozy up with all winter! Working under the lovely weight and size of this blanket would be so warm and comforting! Just imagine when it’s done! You’ll be able to practice following a cable-knit pattern, so I think this might make the perfect first cable-knit project for a knitter.

Of course, not to leave our the crocheters, there are many fantastic blanket patterns for crocheters, including the Seedling Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern. It’s a lovely, simple textured crochet blanket and the pattern comes in 12 sizes! So you can make whatever size you like!

This fun blanket is definitely a little more colourful than the others, but I couldn’t help being drawn to this Crochet Lego Blanket Pattern. I know that plenty of crocheters are looking for blanket patterns for kids, and it can be especially difficult to find patterns that crocheters think will appeal to boys. This fun lego inspired pattern is sure to delight any lego-lover!

I love the sweet little hearts on this Heart Blanket Crochet Afghan Pattern. The hexagon shapes stitched together to form a lovely throw blanket that would be gorgeous in different shades of pink like shown here, or more subtly in a solid colour, which would allow the texture of the heart motifs to shine!

With Easter coming up, it’s the perfect time to start working on a fun Bunny Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern. This would make a delightful little baby shower gift for a spring baby or a sweet Easter gift for a young child. I love the little pompoms on the corner of this cute blanket.

For a little boho-chic in your living room, try making one of these Anthropologie-Inspired Blanket Crochet Patterns. All the different textures of yarns and fun stitches in this blanket add subtle interest to this neutral striped blanket. What colours would you choose for a blanket like this?

This little Baby Nubbie Crochet Blanket Pattern looks so cozy! Made with a super-soft chunky chenille blanket yarn, this would be the perfect blanket to snuggle up your little one in! There’s just something about that bobble stitch that adds such a luxurious texture, I can’t get enough of it!

Back to a little more subtlety, the Diagonal Diamonds Basket Weave Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern is a lovely textured crochet pattern that would work as a baby blanket or a throw in any living room or family room. When it gets chilly in our house, we all cozy up under throw blankets and keep warm that way.

And back to the bobbles. They’re just so fun! The Gretchen Afghan Crochet Pattern is a perfected puffed and playful blanket that anyone would be sure to love. Perfect for babies and adults alike, it would work just about anywhere. Made in white, it looks like a pile of clouds!

This Bobble Throw Crochet Pattern has a bobble stripe with a lovely textured stripe throughout it… and maybe it was just this lovely mustard colour that I love, but ooooh, the honeycomb feels! This blanket would look fantastic in our sitting room now with our pops of mustard!

And finally, this lovely textured Wintertide Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern has a multitude of crochet stitches to form some interesting textured stripes for fingers to explore. The tassels give it a modern boho feel, which is so on-trend. It is definitely time for you to pick up this pattern and get making a fabulous throw blanket!

So go pick yourself up a pattern and an armful of yarn and set yourself up to Knitflix for a while to make one of these lovely blankets! Or pin it for later so you don’t forget and you can entice your friends and family with your project list (warning: you may get requests!).

15 gorgeous throw blanket patterns to make. These lovely patterns are so versatile, including both knit and crochet patterns for beginners and experienced makers alike to make gorgeous baby blankets or afghans. #crochetpatterns #knittingpatterns #patternroundup #knitblankets #crochetblankets #craftevangelist
Lovely seed stitch blanket knitting pattern. Made with super bulky yarn, this easy blanket knits up quickly and is perfect for a beginner knitter! #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitknitknit #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
I love the gorgeous geometric pattern on this lovely reversible baby blanket knitting pattern. The subtle texture works well for a living room throw or a stylish baby blanket. Perfect beginner knitter project! #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Beautifully textured bobble knit diamond bobbled throw blanket pattern. I love the fun bobbles and diamond shape. Very trendy. Perfect baby blanket or throw blanket or afghan for living room. #knitblanket #knitblanketpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitthrowpattern #bobblestitchblanket #babyblanketpattern #craftevangelist
The Seedling Blanket pdf knitting pattern. Lovely knit blanket pattern in seed stitch. Perfect easy knitting pattern for a beginner knitter. Lovely subtle texture and simple reversible blanket makes a beautiful baby blanket or stylish throw afghan for the living room. #knittingpattern #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Gorgeous chunky cable knit blanket knitting pattern. This would make a great first cable-knit project for the ambitious beginner! I love the giant cables on this gorgeous throw! This would look perfect on a master bed or on a living room couch! #knitblanketpattern #knitthrowpattern #knitafghanpattern #knitknitknit #giantknits #craftevangelist
The Seedling Stitch Blanket is a lovely textured crochet blanket pattern to make this sweet and simple baby blanket or a blanket in 12 sizes! From afghans to full bed-sized blankets, this is the perfect simple pattern to relax to and make a stunning result! #blanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #crochetbabyblanket #babyblanketpattern #crochetthrowblanket #craftevangelist
Super fun Lego blanket crochet pattern makes the perfect afghan for the Lego loving kid in your life! What little boy wouldn't be delighted to receive this stunning and colourful blanket as a gift? #crochetlegoblanket #legoblanket #crochetlego #crochetafghanpattern #afghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous textured crochet heart blanket pattern. These sweet rosette heart motifs join together to make the loveliest throw! Can't wait to make this stunning afghan! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Adorable bunny parade blanket crochet pattern. This adorable little baby blanket would make a lovely Easter gift! super sweet little bunny blanket! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
Lovely boho style Anthropologie-Inspired crochet blanket pattern with multiple yarns and textures to add luxury and style to this crochet afghan. Mix your favourite colours to make a gorgeous crochet throw blanket! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #craftevangelist
Super textured and super soft crochet baby blanket in puff stitch pattern and chenille blanket yarn makes a quick crochet and a lovely textured result! Love this afghan pattern; can't wait to wrap a little baby up in it! So cozy! #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful texture on this basket weave throw crochet pattern. Makes a perfect baby blanket or throw blanket for the living room couch! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Gorgeous bobble textured crochet pattern for this simple and luxurious afghan! Can wait to make a comfy throw like this! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #craftevangelist
Beautiful bobble throw textured stripe crochet pattern! Love the fun bobbles on this cute pattern. It would make a great baby blanket or throw for the couch! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetafghanpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetbabyblanket #craftevangelist
Full of texture, bobbles, and knit-like stitching, this warm winter throw is the ultimate in comfort and style. The various stitch patterns will keep your attention as you make it and the super bulky yarn lends to a quick project. Cuddle up under the squishiest, boho inspired winter blanket you’ve ever made! #crochetpattern #crochetthrowpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist

10 Crocheted Hats Patterns to Love

With all the knitting I’ve been doing lately, I think it’s time to bring back some crochet patterns for this week’s pattern round up. Crocheting hats is so satisfying because they can often be whipped up in a couple of hours and you have a gorgeous, handmade, warm beanie to chase away the winter chill. So, if you’re needing some trendy inspiration for your next crocheted beanie, check out this fabulous collection of beautiful textured crochet patterns.

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I’m loving the texture on this Jackson Beanie Crochet Pattern; it looks a little reminiscent of seed stitch, almost knit and purled, don’t you think? And I’m loving the deep jewelled tone of the yarn Jennifer of Laine and Lotus chose for this hat! A beginner crocheter could make this hat, which is sized to fit the average adult woman’s head. You know you’re going to want to make one of these beauties.

The Winter Rose Beanie Crochet Pattern was designed by my friend Jasmine at OceanPeakDesigns. This month, 100% of the proceeds of the sale of this hat pattern will be donated to NSW Fire Fighters & WIRES Wildlife Rescue in Australia (where Jasmine is from). I love the delicate texture on this pattern and I can’t wait to crochet it up! I have some We Are Knitters Petite Wool leftover from another project that is just asking to be made into a hat like this!

Do you like that ombre thing? The Ombre Magic Crochet Hat Pattern may just be the right hat for you! This cute hat comes in 7 sizes, from baby to adult with long ridge lines and a clever mix of two contrasting yarn colours create a beautiful dynamic hat with a lovely ombre effect. This hat is made with 2 strands of DK weight yarn held together and it’s a great way to use up those partial balls of yarn you’ve got kicking around! Make one for the whole family with a large range of sizes!

I was really excited to find this Megan Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern because now it means I don’t have to come up with a crochet pattern that mimics my Tufted Toque Knitting Pattern that I released yesterday. The diamond-shaped tufts add luxurious texture, so if you liked the Tufted Toque pattern I released yesterday, but you’re a crocheter and not a knitter, you can still make one remarkably similar!

The Cruise Cabled Beanie Crochet Pattern is a classic beanie with a stretchy brim. It’s worked from the bottom up with decreasing within the cables to close beautifully at the crown so it can be worn with or without a pom. This pattern is an intermediate/advanced level pattern and comes in 5 sizes. And don’t you just love that brim? So adorable. Also, I still love buttons on the brim of hats. So fun. But a cute faux-leather tag would look just as good.

Check out the stitch definition on this Remy Crochet Beanie Pattern! This easy level pattern comes with 6 sizes and is crocheted with worsted weight yarn. To get that stitch definition though, you’ll definitely want some roving yarn or another yarn with great stitch definition! Ruby Webbs has an excellent assortment of beautiful crochet patterns and you can even get a pattern for a matching pair of mittens!

The Market Puff Beanie Crochet Pattern comes in 6 sizes and has those gorgeous bobbles which make for a fun and interesting texture, with a definite handmade custom style. This hat is worked top-down with an easy brim and they make up quickly to sell at markets or craft fairs. And if you have a bunch of worsted weight yarn to use up, this is the perfect pattern for you!

The Market Waffle Hat Crochet Pattern is another crochet pattern from KathysCrochetCloset that is perfect for makers who sell at craft fairs. It’s written for three sizes: adult, child and toddler. They make perfect Mommy & Me hat sets, which are super popular at markets and craft fairs. Everyone’s going to want one of these gorgeous textured hats!

The Lark Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern makes a beautiful, cozy knit-look beanie that’s sure to become your new favourite hat! This beanie features a unique stretchy faux-stockinette stitch pattern and a squishy ribbed brim, with easy short-row decreases for the perfect shape! It works up quickly with less than 11 yards of bulky yarn and makes a great last-minute handmade gift! I love how this stitch pattern closes up the holes of crochet and makes a nice tight knit-like fabric! Definitely worth a try!

The Hanover Hat Crochet Pattern is a gorgeous hat that is styled for both men and women! This hat features an amazing finished texture that provides great WOW factor! The perfect hat for all the #4 yarn you have in your yarn stash. Works up very quickly with an amazing result that won’t disappoint. I love the unique brim and the textured body of this hat! And don’t forget a fabulous faux fur pompom! I love the extra-large pompoms by GingerSnapHandmade. They are gorgeous and luxurious!

I hope you’ve found your next crocheted beanie pattern to make. There’s still plenty of winter weather ahead of us here where I live, so an investment of an hour or two of crocheting up a gorgeous hat is well worth it! Grab one of these lovely crochet hat patterns today or pin it for later!

Super cute collection of gorgeous textured crochet hat patterns to make! Most of these are beginner level crochet beanies! Super easy patterns! Quick handmade gift ideas! #crochetpatterns #crochethats #crochetbeaniepattern #craftevangelist
Adorable textured crochet beanie pattern, the Jackson Beanie is a lovely winter hat pattern that crochets up quickly with chunky yarn! I love making hats as gifts for friends; so quick and easy and impressive handmade gifts! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochet #beaniepattern #crochettoque #craftevangelist
The Winter Rose Beanie crochet pattern is a gorgeous textured crochet toque pattern, perfect to chase off the winter chill with it's delicate texture and slouchy drape. Such a lovely pattern! #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #crochettoquepattern #craftevangelist
The Ombrè Magic Hat is a fabulous hat! Long ridge lines, along with a clever mix of two contrasting yarn colours create a beautiful, dynamic hat with a lovely ombrè effect. Topped with a large Pom pom, you will surely be heads above the crowd #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
The Megan Beanie is a gorgeous everyday hat with fun texture. You can make it in one color or color-blocked. If you have trouble with gauge, this hat is right for you, as it uses measurements instead of gauge! Make it in any weight yarn you like! #crochetpattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochetbeanie #beaniepattern #craftevangelist
Gorgeous cabled texture on this CROCHETED beanie pattern! I love this beautiful hat and the decreases at the top are worked in the cable pattern, which makes for a gorgeous crown that doesn't even need a faux fur pompom! Gorgeous with or without! #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetcables #craftevangelist
The Market Puff Beanies are crocheted with worsted weight yarn and a size J crochet hook. The design features rows of puff stitches that create a beautiful texture. The Market Puff Beanie is the second design in my “market” series. They are called market hats because they are worked top-down with an easy brim, and they make up quickly to sell at markets or craft fairs. #crochetpattern #crochetbeanie #crochetbeaniepattern #beaniepattern #crochettoque #toquepattern #craftevangelist #patternroundup
The Market Waffle Hats work up so quickly, you will want to make a bunch of them for your next market or craft fair. The three sizes allow you to make hat sets for Mommy and me, or big sister and me! #crochethat #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #crochetpattern #hatpattern #beaniepattern #toquepattern #crochet #craftevangelist #patternroundup
This pattern is CROCHETED! The knit-look stitch closes up gaps and makes for a warm and cozy crocheted hat hat looks knit! #crochetpattern #crochetbeanie #crochethatpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochettoquepattern #toque #craftevangelist #patternroundup
Gorgeous textured crochet beanie pattern, beginner friendly with color-blocking options and plenty of great photos for explanation! #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetpattern #hatpattern #winterhatpattern #toquepattern #crochetbeanie #craftevangelist #patternroundup
The Remy Beanie crochet hat pattern. Lovely stitch definition and you can even get a matching mitten pattern for it too! So cute! Love this toque pattern! Great round up of crocheted hat patterns #crochetpattern #crochetbeaniepattern #crochethatpattern #crochetbeanie #crochettoque #toquepattern #craftevangelist

What to Make During Christmas Break

Happy Christmas break! We made it! Kids did all the winter concert things, you did the parties, you got those cards out (or did you?)? You did all the things! (Ok, I’ve done some of the things). But we made it. I recorded my temporary greeting at work and updated my Out of Office autoreply. I work at one of those great places that close over the Christmas break, so I’m looking forward to a lovely break! Next year, I think I’m going to take a week off at the end of November so I can feel a little bit more ready, but here we are now. Now it’s time to rest (and wrap) and make!

If you’ve been madly trying to finish up a few handmade gifts for your loved ones, you might just want to take a break from making for a while. Sometimes people lose their mojo for making during this past season, especially if you’ve been prepping things to sell at craft fairs or making gifts for people. But I find this is a great time to start looking at fun patterns to make for myself or just browse to see what interesting things there are to make. I’ve often spent the winter break making Christmas accessories for my home, like the stockings I knit one year. I never manage to get these things made in time for Christmas for ourselves, but I just think about it getting done in plenty of time for next year!

So what will you make this winter break? Need some ideas? Why don’t you check out this great collection of fantastic patterns to make this winter? Something for you? Something for someone special? Something for the house?

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Something for yourself maybe? Or a monarch loving friend? Would you like to try some crochet colourwork? Or a sweater? Try it all at once with this easy/intermediate level Monarch Sweater Crochet pattern. Working with a few colours is a bit of a challenge, but if you’ve mastered the basic stitches (seriously just chain, single crochet and back loop half double crochet) you can totally make this pattern. Also, HaileyBailey has written this as a fully customizable pattern, including suggestions for customize your sweater to fit any size, and if you’re a bit bigger on top and smaller on the bottom, this is a great pattern to make something that fits YOU just perfectly.

Want to whip up something quick for yourself? Think making a sweater takes weeks and weeks of work? Try this Shit That’s Quick Sweater from Knitatude. This baby whips up really quickly for a sweater. With super bulky size yarn and some simple stitches with some fun cable detail on the arms, there’s enough here to keep you interested, but also easy enough to watch shows with your family for most of it.

As a maker, do you ever give gift certificates for handmade things for Christmas because you just plain ran out of time? I’ve totally done that. There’s no shame. Creative people have grand plans and are often not so great at time management. Did you promise a sweater to a special man in your life? if you didn’t, you should. Especially if you crochet, because look at this fantastic WULF Men’s Pullover Crochet Pattern! So classy. It’s not always easy for crocheters to find good sweater patterns. Because crochet typically makes a thicker fabric, sweaters are often really bulky, but I think this one is just fabulous, don’t you!?

Maybe you’ve been wanting some boot cuffs. Check out this Cabled Boot Cuffs Knitting Pattern. The fun thing about more intricate cable patterns like this is that they’re small and they come together relatively quickly. If you’ve never made a cable-knit project before, boot cuffs are a great project to start with. The beauty of this pattern is that you can wear them under the boot like this or folded over the boot for a cuff like this:

So, whichever you prefer, you can make these Cabled Boot Cuffs 4 ways! The bottom half has a ribbed pattern, so you can have 4 different looks from one set of boot cuffs. What a fun pattern!

I’ve really been enjoying Chantel’s patterns from Knitatude. I love this off-the-shoulder look of this Crossback Sweater. It’s also reversible! So you can wear it with the wrap in front or at the back as seen here. This pattern looks interesting but also has simple stitches, so it’s perfect for the advanced beginner. If you’re starting to venture into slightly more difficult projects, this one is for you! So you can stop making dishcloths and you can start making clothes! For yourself! That are fun and stylish. Knitting isn’t just for grannies; you can make trendy, sexy things too! And you’ll be the only one of your friends who has one just like it. Can’t go out to the store and just buy this!

Sometimes you just need to try something different. Like embroidery! This is a fibre craft that you can eventually bring into your knitting and crochet! So start with this Beginner Floral Embroidery Pattern of Wildflowers on a hoop and then maybe try it on a handmade dishcloth, or cup cozy or sweater! Wouldn’t that be fun? I love the beautiful simplicity of the wildflowers and embroidery adds such a special touch to handknit or crocheted items. It’s a great skill to develop and winter break is a great time to try something new! Also, if you take this inspiration to your knitting and crochet, you can use up scrap yarn in the process! I love to put all those bits and pieces to good use!

Did you attend an ugly Christmas sweater party this year? Did you feel blue because you didn’t have one to wear? I just can’t bring myself to buy one in a store, but somehow I feel like it would be so much more fun to make one myself. I know buying one would be less expensive than all the time it’s going to take me to make one myself, but there’s just something more authentic about a handmade ugly Christmas sweater. And if you think they have to be knit, you’re wrong! Check out this crochet pattern for this Rudolf Christmas Sweater. How fun is this? Get working now and you’ll be all ready for next year’s party.

I still think that if I were truly to make ugly Christmas sweaters for my family, I would probably have to go with Harry Potter-inspired sweaters. This one is also crochet. I would probably prefer to do something knitted, but I couldn’t find a pattern for humans, so I guess I’ll have to make one up!

I did, however, manage to find one for dogs! If you have a special dog in your life, let me tell you, that dog does not know that you missed Christmas and their sweater is late. Most of the time they have no idea what day it is anyway! You can still make them a fun Gryffindor sweater for the cold winter months ahead. Check out this Mischief Managed Dog Sweater pattern. Your dog could totally get away with wearing this more frequently than you could your Harry Potter sweater!

Ok, back to the pretty things. Here is another relatively quick knit sweater pattern. The Moss Stitch Sweater is worked up with super bulky yarn, so there are just fewer stitches. It’s a great starter project, even for the novice knitter and will give you a perfect transitional piece that will take you fashionably through the seasons. This is a fun pattern that will work up quickly and be so cozy to wear! I love this golden yellow colour… so gorgeous!

Have you seen these bobble sleeves sweaters? What are your thoughts about them? They’re pretty fun, definitely a statement piece, but not one I’m sure I could pull off wearing this sweater. Super fun though. Here’s the link to this Bobble Sleeves Cardigan. If you make this, you’re going to have to show me a picture and tell me where you wear it. Maybe you’re just way cooler than me and can wear funky things without feeling weird.

Winter break is also a great time to make a blanket! Bigger projects like this are soothing to sit under while you cozy up and watch a movie while it snows outside. I love cozy times when you don’t have to go anywhere, don’t you? This Crochet Square Sampler Blanket Pattern is also perfect to make while travelling since you can make it in pieces and then seam it up afterwards! Samper patterns are also great because they keep the project interesting. you get to make a bunch of different stitches and textures in coordinating colours to make a beautiful cohesive blanket! It’s so satisfying to finish these projects once they all come together!

Crocheters, have you ever been jealous of the beautiful cable-knit patterns that are out there for knitters? So intricate and lovely looking? Well, did you know that you can cable-crochet? It’s a little different, but you can get very similar looks. If you want to learn, try out this Annandale Cable Braided Blanket Crochet Pattern with a Celtic Aran cable pattern, perfect for Irish-inspired home decor. A complex interwoven Celtic design, this blanket is an heirloom-quality project. The pattern brings together three different cable motifs in a symmetric layout to generate a spectacular visual effect. A lace border frames the cables with a feathery elegance. This is a perfect project to make for your home when you have some extra crochet time on your hands!

For something simpler, but still just as satisfying, try this Canyon Throw crochet blanket pattern from Two Little Birds Patterns. This crochet throw pattern is an easy and versatile crochet pattern to compliment any home decor. Make this crochet blanket for yourself or as a beautiful and unique gift for someone special. The modern chevron-look of this stitch pattern is easy to learn and your finished throw blanket will keep you cozy all season!

Wrap yourself up in this romantic throw blanket from Meghan Makes Do. The Livy throw is the perfect pattern to keep you busy this winter season. Made using simple triangle and hexagon motifs it works up fast. You will need to know basic crochet stitches as well as how to make a puff stitch.

The Bicycle Race Crochet Blanket Pattern is an easy pattern for a blanket with a fun repeating bicycle pattern. This is a filet style crochet blanket with rows of bicycles that change directions each row. This pattern includes written directions in US terms and a crochet chart. You can make this blanket in any size as well as any gauge. How cute is this? It would make such a cute baby blanket pattern that’s not too baby-ish. It’d be perfect for anyone, especially bicycle lovers!

So, have I inspired you to make something while you have a bit of extra time to sit around this winter break? Do you get a little bit of extra time to relax this season? Which of these great patterns will you get started on this Christmas! Merry Christmas, makers! Pick up one of these great patterns for yourself or pin it for later!

A round up of 16 great patterns to get you knitting and crocheting for yourself this Christmas break. Enjoy the winter cozied up under some yarn and make yourself something beautiful this season! #crochet #knitting #patterns #craftevangelist
What a beautiful crocheted sweater pattern! I love this gorgeous monarch butterfly design on this cute little sweater! #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #sweaterpattern #colourwork #crochet #craftevangelist
Super quick sweater knitting pattern with cable-knit sleeves! Knit with super bulky yarn, this comes together so quickly! Love this gorgeous simple design! #knitsweater #cableknit #knittingpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweaterpattern #knitting #knitatude #craftevangelist
Lovely crocheted men's sweater pattern. I love the texture on this gorgeous classic men's crocheted sweater pattern. Great winter break project! #crochetsweater #crochetformen #mensweater #crochetmenssweater #sweaterpattern #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
4 way knitted boot cuffs knitting pattern. Cable knit when worn one way, ribbed knit when worn another way and fold them over for 2 more styles! Love this versatile cable knit boot cuffs pattern! #knittingpattern #knitting #knitbootcuffs #bootcuffs #legwarmers #cableknit #craftevangelist
Gorgeous reversible knit sweater pattern with crossback. Deep V sweater in front or in back. Lovely sweater pattern to make for yourself over the holiday break. #knittingpattern #sweaterpattern #knitsweater #knitatude #craftevangelist
Beginner embroidery pattern with embroidered wildflowers. Practice this to go on my knitting. How cute would these flowers look on the pocket of a cardigan? Love it! #embroidery #beginnerembroidery #yarn #crafts #craftevangelist
Fun ugly Christmas sweater to crochet! Love this fun crochet Christmas sweater pattern! Super fun to make during the Christmas break so you're all ready for next year's ugly Christmas sweater party. #christmassweater #uglychristmassweater #crochetsweaterpattern #crochetpattern #sweaterpattern #christmassweaterpattern #crochetchristmassweaterpattern #craftevangelist
Harry Potter Sweater Pattern in Crochet! You can crochet your own Mrs Weasley Gryffindor sweater pattern! How fun is this? #crochetpattern #harrypottercrochetpattern #harrypottersweater #sweaterpattern #gryffindorsweater #mrsweasleysweater
Moss Stitch Sweater pattern. This knitting pattern uses super bulky yarn so it knits up quickly for this soft and cozy knitted jumper pattern. I can't wait to make one of these! So cute! I love moss stitch! #knittingpattern #knitsweater #sweaterpattern #knitsweaterpattern #craftevangelist
Mischief Managed Dog Sweater - Harry Potter inspired knit dog sweater pattern. Such a fun gift for a special dog in your life. #dogsweaterpattern #knitdogsweater #knittingpattern #craftevangelist
Bobble sleeved crochet cardigan pattern. I love the dramatic statement of the oversized bobble sleeves on this gorgeous cardigan! #crochetcardigan #crochetpattern #crochetsweater #bobblesleeves #bobblestitch #bobblesweater #crochetbobbles #crochet #craftevangelist
Square Sampler Crochet Blanket Pattern. I love the multiple textured crochet stitches used in this pretty crochet sampler blanket. Such a lovely pattern to work on during the holiday break #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetafghan #crochetsampler #blanketpattern #crochetblanketpattern #crochetafghanpattern #craftevangelist
The Annandale Cable Afghan in CROCHET! Yes, this cabled blanket pattern is crocheted! I love it! What a fun and interesting pattern to work on during the holiday break! #crochetblanketpattern #crochetcables #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #afghanpattern #craftevangelist
The Canyon Throw is a beginner level crochet blanket pattern perfect to work up during the winter break. I love this gorgeous mustard colour! Perfect easy crochet afghan pattern! #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetafghan #crochetthrow #throwpattern #afghanpattern #blanketpattern #craftevangelist
Wrap yourself up in this romantic throw blanket. The Livy throw is the perfect pattern to keep you busy this winter season. Made using simple triangle and hexagon motifs it works up fast. #crochetblanketpattern #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #blanketpattern #afghanpattern #crochetthrowpattern #throwpattern #tassels #hexagonpattern #craftevangelist
Bicycle Race Blanket. This is a filet style crochet blanket with rows of bicycles that change directions each row. This pattern includes written directions in US terms and a crochet chart. You can make this blanket in any size as well as any gauge. #crochetpattern #crochetblanketpattern #bikeblanket #blanketpattern #filetcrochet #craftevangelist

Amigurumi for Christmas

I just love amigurumi! According to Wikipedia: Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning “crocheted or knitted”, and nuigurumi, meaning “stuffed doll”. And this time of year is the perfect time to make some. Amigurumi is perfect for Christmas, as gifts for children, as decorations for your home or tree, as gifts for co-workers. They work up pretty quickly and are really fun to make; you can also use up some of your odds and ends of yarn since they’re usually pretty small and you can customise their colours to whatever you have on hand! So many people are delighted by amigurumi, it makes the perfect whimsical addition to this festive season! Check out these adorable stuffed crocheted creatures and pick out a pattern to start working on today!

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How about this festive Little Christmas Deer Crochet Pattern? One pattern gives you all the instructions you need to make these little amigurumi deer dolls, with plenty of high-quality photos to walk you through it. Depending on the size of yarn you use, these little guys could be toys for kids or decorations for your tree!

How adorable are these gingerbread people? Again, here’s another pattern with instructions to make both tops: a Gingerbread Man and Girl Couple Amigurumi Pattern. How much fun would a set of these be for a newlywed couple for their first Christmas? They’re so sweet with all their decoration details!

I’m a sucker for gnomes! I love their big furry beards and festive hats on their squat, rotund bodies. Herbert the Christmas Gnome Amigurumi Pattern would make a great addition to my mantle (which is frankly looking a little sad this year… see my Instagram post about it). But I think this guy would spruce it right up!

Who can resist an adorable cartoon-ish Mr Santa Crochet Pattern? His cloud-like beard and little button eyes just draw you in. My kids were never really enamoured with Santa, and we never really forced them to sit on Santa’s knee because they always looked terrified of him. Besides, who wants to stand in line with kids for 20 minutes to traumatize your kids for an awful over-priced picture? My kids were slightly intrigued by the idea of the right jolly old elf, so I slightly regret not snapping a photo of them looking onto the spectacle of Santa visiting from a distance. I’m sure they would have been much more interested in a stuffed version of Santa like this cute little amigurumi doll.

Mr Pinny Crochet Amigurumi Pattern is a super cute, sweater-clad penguin doll ready to grace your Christmas tree with his chipper little face! It’s time for all the cold-weather creatures to come out and adorn our homes with their cuteness! I don’t know, though; do you think this little guy could use a hat? Or a scarf? He looks a little chilly. I think I’d make him a hat, too.

Of course, you don’t need to make Christmas themed Amigurumi to give out as a gift! You can make a stuffed toy that can be enjoyed year-round, like this Milo the Hipster Cat Amigurumi Pattern. What kid doesn’t want a stuffed cat in a hoodie? My kids love this kind of stuff and I’m sure yours would too!

Or if you have a princess-lover on your hands, this Princess Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle would give you all the instructions you need to make a whole collection of princesses! These dolls are so adorable; how much more special will one of these dolls be to the recipient when they know it was made by your loving hands? That’s the beauty of handmade; so much pride involved in making and so much love felt in giving and receiving!

If you’re new to amigurumi, you could try something a little simpler, like this Crochet Star Amigurumi Pattern. Festive for the holiday season, but suitable to be displayed year-round. Make one with a thick, bulky yarn and you’d have a super fun pillow for a teen. It gets harder and harder to come up with good fun handmade gift ideas for teens as they get older. This would be a suitable option for an older kid and would make a fun addition to their bed.

Do you want a hippopotamus for Christmas? You can make one with this Crochet Hippo Amigurumi Pattern! This cuddly hippo would double as a super fun and functional pillow. Made with a big enough yarn, this friendly character would crochet up quickly and make a really snuggly stuffed friend for any kid. All this hippo needs is a cute little bow and to be displayed under the tree!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little introduction to various amigurumi characters you could make this Christmas. You’ve still got some time, so go pick up a pattern and get to work! What better things do you have to do as the weather turns colder than sit cosied up at home with your crocheting? Grab a pattern or pin it for later!

Adorable amigurumi patterns to make for Christmas decorations or just lovely handmade toys as gifts! So cute! I love these little characters! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #amigurumi #handmadetoys #craftevangelist
Little Christmas Deer amigurumi crochet pattern to make this adorable handmade toy for a holiday decoration or sweet little gift! #amigurumipattern #crochetpattern #crochettoy #handmadetoy #craftevangelist
Milo the Hipster Cat amigurumi crochet pattern. How much fun is this adorable crocheted doll? He would make a great handmade gift idea for any kid! So cute! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumitoy #crochettoy #craftevangelist
Sweet little Gingerbread Couple pdf crochet pattern to make these adorable handmade Christmas ornaments or little stuffed toys for kids! So cute with their little plum pudding tops! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #Christmascrochet #crochettoy #craftevangelist
I LOVE GNOMES! Check out this adorable crocheted Christmas gnome amigurumi pattern! I love the little knit-look v details on his shirt and snowflake embroidered on his hat! Such a fun handmade Christmas gift idea! #amigurumipattern #Christmasamigurumi #crochetpattern #crochettoy #crochetgnome #Christmasgnome #craftevangelist
Mr Santa Amigurumi crochet pattern. Super cute little classic cartoonish Santa doll crochet pattern Perfect Christmas decoration or whimsical handmade gift idea. #crochetSanta #Christmascrochet #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #crochetpattern #craftevangelist
Super gorgeous collection of crocheted amigurumi princess doll patterns! Love these gorgeous Disney-inspired dolls! So fun! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #amigurumidolls #princesspatterns #crochetprincess #crochetpatternbundle #patternbundle #craftevangelist
Cute little penguin amigurumi crochet pattern makes a perfect Christmas ornament or little toy gift! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochetpenguin #crochetChristmas #crochetamigurumi #craftevangelist
Simple, no sew star amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect for Christmas or made with a bulky yarn would make a super fun throw pillow for a teen bedroom! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #Christmascrochet #crochetstar #starpillow #craftevangelist
Hippo Amigurumi crochet pattern. What a fun toy pattern to make! I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! How fun would she be with a big bow under the Christmas tree?! #crochetpattern #amigurumipattern #crochettoy #amigurumitoy #craftevangelist